The Line That Held Us

The Line That Held Us

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When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he's chased for years, he never expected he'd accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he's killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer, his best friend, Calvin Hooper. But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin, a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
ISBN: 9780399574221
Branch Call Number: FIC JOY 2018
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 24 cm


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Apr 11, 2019

An accidental shooting in the NC mountains leads to cover up and violent revenge. The victim’s brother, scarred by terrible abuse during childhood, had only his younger misfit brother left in his life. He brutally murders the hunter who shot him and then sets out to make the hunter’s best friend pay for his part in the cover up. He kidnaps the friend’s girlfriend so someone else will know what it’s like to lose the one you love. The friend lays down his gun to die to save his girlfriend and the brother lets them live, but makes his own escape. A little violent, but beautiful writing

Dec 10, 2018

I just loved the overall mood and tone of the book. It’s quaint because it’s set in a small town. Everyone knows each other since childhood, certain family names stand out and are prominent due to reputation or how long they’ve been in town. It’s a great setting and the characters are realistic. Although each had their own ghosts and secrets, it provided more realism to them and they’re not so perfect and they’re all pretty much flawed. This is what made the book so good.

The plot was good and provided easy reading. You’d want to know what happens and the ending wasn’t what I expected, it was a great ending however it would have been nice to hear about the outcomes of some of the characters featured. Definitely recommend this book. I enjoyed it absolutely from start to finish.


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